The hydrosonic missile only exists inside Trump's head. — Hans Kristensen, a nuclear weapons expert with the Federation for American Scientists
The "hydrosonic" missile only exists inside Trump's head. — Hans Kristensen, a nuclear weapons expert with the Federation for American Scientists
Trump bragged about a weapon that doesn't appear to actually exist to a cheering crowd in Georgia
  • President Donald Trump told a cheering crowd in Georgia that the US has both "hypersonic" and "hydrosonic" missiles.
  • While hypersonic missiles are a real thing and an area of great power competition between the US, Russia, and China, hydrosonic missiles are not, experts say.
  • Trump has for months confused the terms "hypersonic" and "hydrosonic," both of which he has previously replaced with the word "super duper."
"Hydrosonic" is the name of a kind of electric toothbrush made by Curaprox. Trump's remarks aside, the top hits for "hydrosonic" on Google are the toothbrush.

Rather than correct course, the president is now insisting the US has both "hypersonic" and "hydrosonic" missiles. Hans Kristensen, a nuclear weapons expert with the Federation for American Scientists, told Insider in October that the "hydrosonic" missile "only exists inside Trump's head."
... The US armed forces do not currently have a deployable hypersonic weapon, but the military is expected to begin fielding them on various air, land, and sea platforms in the coming years.